Melbourne Knights FC is happy to confirm the signing of former National Youth League player Alex Dao ahead of the 2015 PS4 National Premier Leagues Victoria season.
The 21-year-old comes to Somers Street after a solid 2014 NPL1 season with FC Bulleen Lions, where the second tier side finished fifth in the league.
The midfielder was also a part of Melbourne City’s (née Melbourne Heart) National Youth League squad during the 2013/14 season, where he earned invaluable experience training with first team players which then included Harry Kewell, Orlando Engelaar and former Knights player Mate Dugandžic.
“It’s one of the biggest clubs in Australia with a lot of history,” Dao said about his new Club.
“I’m happy to be finally playing in the NPL. I’ve been a player in the NPL1 for a season and I just wanted to step up and I’m looking forward to the season.”
“I want to do everything I can for the team, help my teammates and just grow as a player more and bring the experiences I’ve already had so far and hopefully we can have a successful year.
The youngster also said he was impressed with the Knights Stadium set-up and dressing room atmosphere upon his arrival at the Club.
“I think the facilities are awesome – from the grounds to the change-rooms – everything about it is pretty good,” Dao said.
“The first thing I noticed when I came to the Club was the atmosphere between the players and I think that’s the most important thing and I think that can establish a strong, winning side.”
Dao and his teammates will get a chance to show their skills in the Club’s first competitive match of the year on January 25th for the Friendship Cup against Sydney United, before the season proper gets underway on February 20th when Avondale FC travel to Knights Stadium.